Applicants with disabilities
The College is keen to support students with disabilities. Due to the difficulties of altering ancient buildings, access to several College facilities remains awkward. However, there is wheelchair access to the Hall, Bar and the first room of the Library, and movement round the main site is satisfactory. We also have some wheelchair-accessible accommodation. For more information please see the Access Guide for King's College. The virtual tour of King's and of King's library may also be helpful.
The University has a centrally situated Disability Resource Centre and ever increasing resources to enable students with disabilities of all kinds to live and study at Cambridge. We encourage any candidate with a disability to contact the College Admissions Office, as well as the Disability Resource Centre, to discuss their requirements:
- King's College Undergraduate Admissions Office: telephone 01223 331 255 or email: email@example.com
- Disability Resource Centre
- John Harding, Head of the Resource Centre, tel: 01223 764083; email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Margot Chadwick, Disability Support Coordinator, tel: 01223 332301; email: email@example.com
- The Disability Resource Centre, Keynes House, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA, tel: 01223 766 863; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paperwork for applicants with a disability
Applicants who declare a disability on their UCAS form will be asked to submit a disability form after applying to let us know of any adjustments that may be required for tests and interviews if invited (or to confirm that none are needed).
The form requires both a signature from the school or college and documentary evidence (normally from the school or college) confirming the Disability / Specific Learning Difficulties and the allowances currently given in school or college e.g. a letter confirming previous assessment, dates undertaken, Local Authority Statement etc. Students should NOT send a full Educational Psychologist report at this stage unless there is particular reference to the support they require that will help the College make appropriate adjustments to its assessment and selection procedures.
If candidates will require adjustments at interview stage, we advise them to ensure before applying that disability assessments are up-to-date and documentary evidence is available by mid October.
- Extenuating circumstances form
- Disability information on the Cambridge Admissions website
- How to find the Disability Resource Centre